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The claim that only automatic or select fire rifles are assault weapons is a lie, that just appeared a few...?

...weeks ago.

Here is the text of the definition of an assault weapon from the 1994 ban, and all it talks about is semi-automatic weapons. Do you think asking them to read is asking too much?


title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the

following new paragraph:

`(30) The term `semiautomatic assault weapon' means--

`(A) any of the firearms, or copies or duplicates of the

firearms in any caliber, known as--

`(i) Norinco, Mitchell, and Poly Technologies Avtomat

Kalashnikovs (all models);

`(ii) Action Arms Israeli Military Industries UZI and


`(iii) Beretta Ar70 (SC-70);

`(iv) Colt AR-15;

`(v) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, and FNC;

`(vi) SWD M-10, M-11, M-11/9, and M-12;

`(vii) Steyr AUG;

`(viii) INTRATEC TEC-9, TEC-DC9 and TEC-22; and

`(ix) revolving cylinder shotguns, such as (or similar

to) the Street Sweeper and Striker 12;

`(B) a semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a

detachable magazine and has at least 2 of--

`(i) a folding or telescoping stock;

`(ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath

the action of the weapon;

`(iii) a bayonet mount;

`(iv) a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to

accommodate a flash suppressor; and

`(v) a grenade launcher;

`(C) a semiautomatic pistol that has an ability to accept a

detachable magazine and has at least 2 of--

`(i) an ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol

outside of the pistol grip;

`(ii) a threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel

extender, flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer;

`(iii) a shroud that is attached to, or partially or...

8 Answers

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    Because and "assault rifle" is a real thing "assault weapon" is a term created for the purpose of banning certain weapons. Is asking you to think too much to ask?

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  • 4 years ago

    It was once towards SEMI computerized rifles with special facets, none of which had any effect on energy, caliber, or lethality. Truly it prohibited the add-ons of the gun itself, which is why it made no experience to start with! In the end it bans rifles that seem like their army types. However the media spin and anti gun group dis-know-how campaigns make you believe that "Assault Weapons" are machine weapons. For some purpose nobody takes three seconds to genuine look at the ancient Clinton ban and notice that for themselves! It can be no longer opinion...It can be reality!

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  • 7 years ago

    This bill was authored by ignoramous anti-gun people who knew little to nothing about guns.


    There is NO SUCH THING as a "semiautomatic assault weapon". An assault weapon is by definition a fully automatic firearm (which can shoot semi too, with the use of a selector switch). The rest of the items within the list does NOT define what an assault weapon is either.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Ok Joe. Let's define them the Government way ok ?

    General Service Administration request for a proposal on behalf of DHS seeking more than 7,000 "Personal Defense Weapons" (AR-15s and matching 30-round clips) “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters.”

    Here is the official Government site asking for bids on said "Personal Defense Weapons"

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  • 7 years ago

    This "definition" was written by democrats and anti-gun people. Of course they would make it as wide a definition as possible. Basically what they did is take any weapon they don't like and defined it as an "assault weapon".

    If it was up to the liberals in congress legal law biding citizens would only be able to own single shot muskets.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    "Assault weapon" is a politically correct legal term.

    "Assault rifle" is by definition selective-firing. An AR-15 rifle isn't an assault rifle if it doesn't have that feature.

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  • 7 years ago

    So why doesn't Harry Reid hold a vote on Feinstein's bill this week?

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  • 7 years ago

    take it up with pentagon, asshole. we're all amd

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